In September 2022, I joined the staff at Northwest as the Children’s Minister! I was born in Guatemala and adopted as a baby. I was raised in a Christian home, grew up in the church, and became a believer at a young age. I went to Moody Bible Institute where I got my degree in Children’s Ministry. After graduation, I had the privilege of returning to serve on staff at the church that raised me. Children’s Ministry in the local church has always been my passion, and there is such joy in discipling the next generation. It is only by God’s good grace and faithfulness that I am who I am today. In high school and college, I found satisfaction in the world and sought to please people out of fear of rejection. These days, I am reminded of Ephesians 2:10 "I am a masterpiece, created by God to do good works." I also have a heart for children in the foster care system, being both a CASA worker and a respite worker through CPS. On my days off, I spend time in creation, whether that's a State Park, hiking, fishing at a lake, camping, or just going for a drive with the windows down.